Acting Power: The 21st Century Edition by Robert Cohen

By Robert Cohen

‘Robert Cohen’s e-book, Acting Power, follows the culture of his different ebook, Acting One, and has been the veritable bible for appearing academics for the final zone century.’David Krasner, Emerson College


‘This e-book, especially else, is an try to discover the features of performing power.... to signify to you, the actor, an strategy towards no longer basically strong appearing yet robust appearing. nice actors show the ability to frighten – and the facility to seduce – and will shift among the only and the opposite like a violinist can her notes.’ – From the Preface


The first variation of Acting energy was a groundbreaking paintings of appearing idea which utilized sociological and mental rules to actor education. The ebook went directly to impression a new release of theatre and function stories scholars and lecturers, and was once translated into 5 languages.


This rigorously revised 21st Century Edition (re)considers, within the context of today’s field:





    • questions akin to ‘should actors act from the interior or the outside?’ and ‘should the actor reside the function or current the role?’;



    • contemporary examine into conversation thought, cybernetics, and cognitive science;



    • brilliantly illuminating and witty routines for solo research and school room use, and a through-line of important references to vintage plays;



    • penetrating observations concerning the actor’s paintings through greater than seventy five exceptional expert actors and directors.


Cohen’s stylish and rigorous updates emphasise the ongoing relevance of his uniquely built-in and life-affirming method of this box. the recent version attracts on his terribly wealthy profession as instructor, student, director, translator and dramaturg. it's a recipe for exciting theatre in any genre.

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